#62 Bears Fall to #24 Virginia, 7-0, in Season Opener

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The Brown women's tennis team (0-1), ranked 62nd in the country, faced a tough Virginia team in its season opener and fell to the Caviliers, 7-0. Virginia, ranked 24th in the nation, features two doubles teams ranked in the nation's top 16 and five singles players ranked in the nation's top 111.

The Bears were led by a trio of players, who all pushed their matches to three sets, including junior Cassandra Herzberg (Miami Beach, FL), who lost her match at #3 against the 29th-ranked player in the country, 7-6 (7-2) in the third set after winning 6-4 in the second. Two other Bears went to three sets. Sophomore Misia Krasowski (Deerfield, IL) dropped her third set, 6-3, to the nation's 56th-ranked player at #2 singles after winning 6-4 in the second. Freshman Jessica Harrow (La Crescenta, CA) won her second set, 7-6, to push her match at #6 to three sets, but fell in the deciding set, 6-2.

Brown continues action next weekend, January 30-31, when it travels to Duke to participate in the ITA Kickoff Weekend. Brown will face #7 Duke on Sunday and will either face #32 Tulsa or #36 Texas A&M on Monday.

#24 Virginia 7, #62 Brown 0
Doubles
1 - (#11) Fraser/Tomlijanovic (V) def. B. Aboubakare/Harrow (Brown) 8-5
2 - (#16) Fuccillo/Teltumbde (V) def. Herzberg/Krasowski (Brown) 8-3
3 - Hardenberg/Vierra (V) def. Caldwell/Flanzer (Brown) 8-2
Order of Finish: 3,2*,1
Singles
1 - (#88) Emily Fraser (V) def. Bianca Aboubakare (Brown) 7-6 (7-2), 6-4
2 - (#56) Lindsey Hardenberg (V) def. Misia Krasowski (Brown) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
3 - (#29) Erin Vierra (V) def. Cassandra Herzberg (Brown) 6-4, 4-6, 7-6 (7-2)
4 - (#73) Hana Tomlijanovic (V) def. Julie Flanzer (Brown) 6-1, 7-6
5 - (#111) Maria Fuccillo (V) def. Ariel Caldwell (Brown) 6-1, 6-1
6 - Caryssa Peretz (V) def. Jessica Harrow (Brown) 6-4, 6-7, 6-2
Order of Finish: 5,4,1*,2,3,6

Pictured: Misia Krasowski '13. Photo by DSPics.net.